"See the Light?"
According to my mother, this was my very first complete phrase, in the form of a question. Or perhaps it was a declarative statement. Hard to say, but in hindsight it seems highly symbolic, perhaps an early expression of my soul’s purpose: supporting, helping, and guiding others to do just that.
Much later, during a vision quest, a similar thing was shown to me, a voice speaking to me in the desert (I know, how biblical): "Shine Brightly so that others may Brightly Shine". Now the wonky grammar might be due to the fact that I hadn’t eaten, spoken, or listened to any other person in days, but the message was clear, and I have subsequently adopted it as a mantra.
First, though, I had to learn to see the light in my own soul. I had to learn what keeps that brightness shining, how to nurture and care for it with kindness and self-respect, how to honor the gift that it is. I also had to learn to "See the Dark", to be with my shadow side fully and completely—and that only took another decade or two. Historically, I have not been a quick learner. But once I finally know, I know.
I know that if I can do it, you can do it. I know that you already know. You know, deep down, that you are here to manifest your destiny. That you must or you will never feel truly whole and complete. On some level, you know that everything that is, has ever been, or ever will be in your life is an opportunity to help you wake up, an invitation to come home. To what you truly are. And knowing this, it is possible to live in a constant state of gratitude for everything. Every. Single. Thing. Yes, even that. Especially that. You know, intuitively, that living in gratitude is the surest, quickest way to see your most noble intentions and aspirations bloom all around you.
If you are willing to commit, contact me. I’ll meet you where you’re at. From there, we’ll move forward and go deeper, together. Soon enough, you too will "See the Light".